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Inside Steamworks – The Hatch

Hey everyone, the public launch of Steamworks Island is only a few days away and that means soon everyone will be able to play the latest island on Poptropica. Yay! Hopefully you’ve already read through my Poptropica Cheats for Steamworks Island walkthrough and seen the Steamworks walkthrough video on Youtube. They cover everything you need to do to beat Steamworks Island.

But since not everyone has the time or need to watch the entire walkthrough, I decided to highlight some of the harder parts of Steamworks Island this week and write-up some mini-guides that cover some of the more challenging parts of the island. We’ll start with one of the first things you’ll come across on the island: the Hatch.

The Hatch is located in the Hub zone, which is just to the right of the Main Street area. When you first come across it, you’ll see that it’s glowing red-hot and if you touch it, you’ll bounce off with a big “Ouch!” You can still jump over it, but you cannot open it and go inside. You’ll soon discover that’s something you’re going to need to do, so finding a solution to opening the hatch is a top priority.

Hatch too Hot in Poptropica Steamworks Island

The hatch is too hot to touch or open.

The key is finding something to cool it down, and nothing cools down hot surfaces like water. But where can you find water? The key is the Robot Crab, which you’ll find up by the Living Quarters in Gear Alley. Jump on top of him to pick him up and you’ll also get the key to Sully’s shop. This is important, because you’ll need to get into Sully’s shop for the second part of the solution.

The Robot Crab has a little dome on the top with water inside. But you can’t open the dome by yourself to get the water out. For that, you’re going to need help from another robot, Sprocket. To find him, go inside Sully’s shop and ring the bell on the desk. He’ll wake up and then start following you around. Simply go back to the Hatch and then open your backpack. Click on Use on the Robot Crab card and then Sprocket will take it from you, fly high in the air, and drop the poor little Robot Crab onto the Hatch. The glass will break with a Splat and the water will cool down the Hatch, allowing you to open it and go inside.

Sprocket drops the Robot Crab onto the Hatch

Sprocket gives the Robot Crab the old heave-ho. Poor little guy.

There’s the solution to opening the hatch. Stay tuned because I’ll be posting more Steamworks Island hints and tricks over the next few days. Remember, it opens up to the public on Thursday, September 9!

About Fierce Moon

Fierce Moon is the chief blogger here at PoptropicaSecrets.com and loves to play Poptropica along with a bunch of other online games.


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  5. check out great pumpkin island and the new map!

  6. go to your blimp and go to great pumpkin island and the new map is super cool it even tells u if the islands are easy,medium or hard!

  7. it’s just a preview though

  8. log on to poptropica.com and see a sneak peak of the newest island. It’s a charlie brown island called…

  9. btw i was talking to IM HAPPY

  10. I like it I think it is really fun!

  11. New post!

  12. The Great Pumpkin Island! Cool!

  13. I think t s cool how they give you a sneak peek.

  14. but how could they have a beautiful mansion and monster tracks

  15. I think that is another island.

  16. I’m having a problem. When I try to go to the Haunted House the only thing that comes up is the costumizer for this weird dude with an afro. PLEASE HELP ME I NEED TO GO THE HAUNTED HOUSE.

  17. CYOArocks88: The weird dude with an afro is how you poptropican looks without the hair,clothes and stuff

  18. Thanks for helping Nicholas, but why is that showing up instead of the Haunted House?

  19. this is cool but i don’t know the right place to start the island.

  20. I need help. I can not get in to Sully’s workshop and I already have the sully key. I have the crab and 5 other things but I still can’t get in.

  21. i dont know wat to do on this island its hard but my brothers and sisters got! i cant make a vid or somthin pictures dont help!

  22. I can’t finish on the last part of Steamworks Island ! Where it’s the last plant to defeat , there’s a glitch and I have no chance of hitting the plant at all . Whenever I’d get close to the plant , I’d automatically get stuck , and cannot move my character around ! And after I had to logout and log back in , I didn’t have that big machine that you jump into and walk around with , I tried to go back where I got it , and it’s not there . So , I have no way of completing the Island at all !?

  23. mthlogy island is easy for other people but some people think its hard

  24. hi poptropicasecrets, i need help on the last part where you have to verse three plant monsters. please post a topic based on that. thank you.


  26. I just got a hanging wedgie from big bro

  27. doesN’T work……..

  28. blue fire on poptropica

    this island looks fun and SUPER AWESOME!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

  29. get a steam battery grify. in the garbage bin next to the clockwork cantina.

  30. This game is awesome!!!!!!!!!!!!!! Counterfeit Island is the best one!!!!! I LOVE THIS GAME SO MUCH! It’s amazing! SO MUCH FUN! I’m addicted! Incredible! Best game ever in the whole universe!!!! AWESOME!

  31. how do i get the steam crank

  32. ahhhhh ummm ok so how cani get in to sullys shop in steamworks because i cant figure out the steam terminal thing!?!?!?!?

  33. man i saw a dress that i cant get bekuz the computer wont let me clik on it.it was blue and white and it waz plaid but i think it waz for the people who had a membership 4 a year!!!! i am so mad !!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

  34. there is no year membership. there is a year membership in club penguin.

  35. I cannot pass the third boss. Please help me!

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  37. I still don’t get how to finish stem works.

  38. Im too lazy too do the island please do it for me

  39. can we stop talking about steam work’s!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

  40. alishba, tell me info and i’ll do it!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

  41. happy new years